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01-26-2020 06:16 PM
vaalleon
Re: Thrust Vectoring Autonomous LEM (Lunar Excursion Module) Build

A higher speed flight of the lander that I wanted to do for months! I had chance to take it for a spin today.

It flies and maneuvers really well. I took it to some decent speeds for a structure which is not designed for atmospheric flight and it handled extremely well. No loss of control, very confident.

I will do some cosmetic fixes here and there but other than that all good

https://youtu.be/IeKTRFDmoIU
07-24-2019 08:27 PM
vaalleon
Re: Thrust Vectoring Autonomous LEM (Lunar Excursion Module) Build

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Incredible project!!!
Well done!!!!![emoji481][emoji481][emoji106][emoji106][emoji106][emoji106]

Sent from my LM-Q710.FGN using Tapatalk
Thank you sir!!!
07-24-2019 08:26 PM
vaalleon
Re: Thrust Vectoring Autonomous LEM (Lunar Excursion Module) Build

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Originally Posted by Carlisler View Post
Great project bud!

Congrats!!
Thank you sir!!!
07-21-2019 11:19 PM
Bronson06
Re: Thrust Vectoring Autonomous LEM (Lunar Excursion Module) Build

Incredible project!!!
Well done!!!!![emoji481][emoji481][emoji106][emoji106][emoji106][emoji106]

Sent from my LM-Q710.FGN using Tapatalk
07-21-2019 09:19 PM
Carlisler
Re: Thrust Vectoring Autonomous LEM (Lunar Excursion Module) Build

Great project bud!

Congrats!!
07-21-2019 12:58 AM
vaalleon
Re: Thrust Vectoring Autonomous LEM (Lunar Excursion Module) Build

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Originally Posted by Ghostflyer View Post
Great job.
You should make yourself a saturn5 look alike and launch it with your lem inside.
Rocket come back by paracnute and you pilot the lem to the ground.

That would be awsome.
Thanks bud! That is a possibility actually, as some rocket builders are interested in a project like that

Windy day at the trail. Unfortunately my brain doesn't have an abort button, and after working this hard I have to land this machine on the 50th anniversary. One crash landing due to the LEM antenna getting sucked into the fan. No damage and two successful landings after. Tried to angle the onboard camera like the famous landing footage of LEM. One video shows only onboard cam and the other one is an attempt to show both cams simultaneously. Flag and ladder were contracted to my 7-year-old daughter. They came they came in a little out of spec but she was the lowest bidder😊

07-19-2019 06:55 PM
Ghostflyer
Re: Thrust Vectoring Autonomous LEM (Lunar Excursion Module) Build

Great job.
You should make yourself a saturn5 look alike and launch it with your lem inside.
Rocket come back by paracnute and you pilot the lem to the ground.

That would be awsome.
07-13-2019 09:37 PM
vaalleon
Re: Thrust Vectoring Autonomous LEM (Lunar Excursion Module) Build

New 12 blade fan and ESC installed. It completely threw the prior PID out of the window. Added weight & torque, combined with added body parts messed it up. After a couple of crash landings and one week of trying re-figure the PID and all the rest of the stuff, finally there.

This short flight shows a pretty good performance WITH THE FIRST SUCCESSFUL LANDING��

Now I will work on the GPS for auto-land and do the final touches on the looks.

Thanks

07-07-2019 08:43 PM
vaalleon
Re: Thrust Vectoring Autonomous LEM (Lunar Excursion Module) Build

Below is another motor test. Havenít found the right motor yet. Meanwhile working on the rest of the body while waiting for the new motor that I have ordered.
07-02-2019 09:00 PM
vaalleon
Re: Thrust Vectoring Autonomous LEM (Lunar Excursion Module) Build

Longer hover test. After 2:30 minutes I touched the motor to see if it overheated and it literally gave me a 3rd degree burn as expected. It was about to give up. I will need to bump up the power setup with a new motor and ESC, possible new batteries. It will probably take about a week. Hoping to get it ready for the 50th anniversary. The tuning seems to be OK for now, didnít have to touch that again.

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